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3RD ANNUAL BEER AND GEAR EVENT

April 21, 2016
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We’re at it again, folks!

For the third year in a row, we are hosting the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event at the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park!

There will be FREE beer samples of the new Duluth Pack Pale Ale crafted by The Duluth Brewhouse!

Enjoy and gobble down fresh and FREE Sammy’s Pizza Lakeside location samples to help wash down the beer!

Multiple FREE giveaways from Sammy’s Pizza, The Duluth Brewhouse, Duluth Pack, and Mountain Hardwear!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Want more information on the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event hosted by Duluth Pack? RSVP and invite your friends to the event’s page HERE !

Photography by our friend, Aubree Edwards Photography in Dallas, Texas!

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INTRODUCING THE NEW DULUTH PACK COLORS

April 18, 2016
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Last week, Duluth Pack was ecstatic to announce that they have launched two new canvas hue to their line – purple and grey canvas.

For over the last year, Duluth Pack’s customers have been mentioning how they want a new assortment of hues in the Duluth Pack line and very specific on both a deep purple color and a neutral grey tone. They asked for it and now their handcrafting it!

For the first few days, the two tones are available in the brand’s top selling products. Within the upcoming week, all items will be available in both selections.

Want to see the collection? Visit our retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN (365 Canal Park Drive) or hop online and go to our site at www.duluthpack.com.

Happy Shopping!

From your friends at Duluth Pack

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DULUTH PACK THE NORTH FACE EVENT

April 14, 2016
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Happy Thursday, folks.

Tonight, we’re excited to announce our in store Duluth Pack The North Face Event!

Where?

The Duluth Pack retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN. 365 Canal Park Drive. Note that there is free parking in the back of the location.

When?

Come join the fun from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST

Who?

The event is hosted by us (Duluth Pack) with special brand guest from The North Face and free beer tasting of the new Duluth Pack Pale Ale crafted by The Duluth Brewhouse Brewery and Grille.

Why?

Why not? We’re always down for a good time here at Duluth Pack. Everyone is invited and we’re looking so forward to seeing you all there. Feel free to confirm your invite on the Duluth Pack Event’s page HERE .

Here’s to a good time and free giveaways!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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DULUTH PACK CUSTOMER SURVEY

April 11, 2016
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Hi, friends!

Thanks for stopping by. Today we have put together a survey on what you want to see from Duluth Pack in the future. There are ten questions referring to blog post idea, new product concepts, email subscription blasts, and more!

We greatly appreciate what you have to say and we want to hear it!

To access the 10 question survey please click HERE . Please note, all questions and surveys will be confidential to Duluth Pack and none of your personal information will be shared to the public at anytime.

Photo by professional blogger, Katey McFarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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CLASSIC WOOL, CLASSIC PRODUCTS

April 7, 2016
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Everything makes a comeback at some point and wool is certainly here to stay for good. Duluth Pack’s Classic Buffalo Check Plaid has been the hot seller this past year and we don’t see it stopping anytime soon in the future. Whether you’re speed walking in the crowded streets of New York City, sipping on drinks at a local eatery in Los Angeles, or complimenting your layered outfit in Minneapolis, Duluth Pack is sure to be the best accessory. Forewarning, you will get complimented, so be prepared! The wool material is from the established Woolrich brand and radiates an instant cool vibe with the one-of-a-kind detailing and craftsmanship you expect from Duluth Pack. In multiple styles, bags, and unique designs, it’s sure to please the eyes (and even your wallet!).

Due to the high demand and requests, we have recently launched new styles in the classic wool pattern. Check out the new designs right here .

Photo by our friend Megan at CastleMaker Creative .

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DULUTH PACK PALE ALE

April 4, 2016
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Today we have extremely exciting news to share with you all.

We are so ecstatic to finally announce that Duluth Pack has a craft beer!

The fantastic folks at Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery and Grille crafted the Duluth Pack Pale Ale!

You’re invited to take the first tastes before it officially launches at The North Face Event we are hosting on April 14th at the Duluth Pack Retail Store!

If you want more information on the Duluth Pack The North Face Event , please feel free to visit our Facebook Event Page .

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Cheers! – From your friends at Duluth Pack

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ADVENTURES AHEAD

March 31, 2016
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It’s that time of year, when some of us (I sure know I do) get antsy and need to thaw out from the frigid Northern cold that blows off of Lake Superior.  It is when you need to chime into your animal spirits ways, become a bird, and fly south for the winter. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, it’s almost that easy and Duluth Pack is here to help you out!

Our Duluth Pack Daypacks, Totes, Shell Bags, Duffles, Portfolios, and Scout Packs are sure to help the travel process be more happy and less hectic. Can you say, “Hello, best carryon of my life!”. Duluth Packs are handcrafted to take on that extra TLC or also known as travel beatings. With our stylish seams, tough as nails rivets, durable fabrics, and time tested way, you just can’t beat a Duluth Pack as your new and improved travel buddy. Take note, we like pretzels over peanuts.

We look forward to all the future trips and adventures with you all. Where to next?

Photo by: @dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_miller

From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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MORE THAN CANVAS AND LEATHER PRODUCTS

March 28, 2016
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Duluth Pack . Two words and one big history.

The brand, Duluth Pack has been proudly around since 1882, which makes us the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. The company’s products from canoe packs, to business portfolios and purses alike, have been passed down from generations, telling a story of where they have been and what they have held. In the Duluth Pack flagship store, located in Canal Park in Duluth, MN, there are plenty of products that have tested the lifetime guarantee warranty on craftsmanship and hardware. One olive drab portfolio, showcases it’s battle markings after being deployed to overseas. Another, getting jolted by the direct hit of lightening and still staying in a pack-like-shape. The third, being scratched and bit by a hungry black bear, yet still a pack to carry contents in.

When some hear the words Duluth Pack , a canvas pack comes to mind, but the Duluth Pack brand is more than just that. Duluth Pack prides itself on the infamous statement, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”. The 133 year old company has been making products the same way, each handcrafted by one sewer, riveted with original techniques, and cut with precision on the highest quality of American leather, canvas, and wool around. Once each bag, specifically made just for you is complete, the sewer signs their signature. This is a personal expression that the Duluth Pack brand prides itself on that’s unique and promotes their skillful employees.

The Duluth Pack factory is available for tours on a weekly basis. They are open Monday – Thursday. Please call ahead to reserve a tour spot. The factory is located at 1610 W. Superior St in Duluth, MN where Duluth Pack has been handcrafting bags and packs in the same and only Duluth Pack factory for over 104 years. Now that’s impressive!

The Duluth Pack retail store is located in energetic Canal Park in Duluth, MN. The Duluth Pack selection at the retail store includes all products in all colors, canvas, wool, and leather options. There are other well-known brands available for purchase such as, The North Face, Patagonia, Hydroflask, Merrell, Keen, Smartwool, Pendleton, Camelback, and many more.

With age comes wisdom and Duluth Pack has a history and story to share.

Photo by our friends: @Dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_Miller – follow them on Instagram!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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MEET THE MODEL – COURTNEY

March 24, 2016
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Hey readers! Today’s post we want to introduce you to one of our great model and blogger friends, Courtney. Over the last year and half, Courtney has been working with the Duluth Pack team for photo shoots, features, and social media shoutouts. Here’s our fun opportunity for you all to get to know her a little bit better beyond the snap shots she rocks.

“Hello Loves,

My name is Courtney Steeves. I am a 21 year old lifestyle blogger from the small town of Rogers, Minnesota. About three years ago I moved to Minneapolis and started college at the University of Minnesota. While sitting in my Freshmen dorm, I decided I needed a space to share my thoughts and get creative. The required general classes that I was taking at the time were great, but they did not give me the creative outlet I so badly needed. With that thought/need, my blog, With Love And Light was born. Almost two years later, With Love And Light has opened the door to more opportunities than I ever thought possible. Blogging has become my form of expression and I am loving every moment of this new life journey.

Now that you know my story, I believe we should take this opportunity to get to know each other a little more! Here are ten random facts about me that only my closest friends would know:

1. I have wanted a puppy of my own since I was 15, but my parents always said no. So, for my fifteenth birthday they bought me a chinchilla. Her name is Lilly.

2. I have an obsession with mugs. I only drink out of mugs.

3. I am SUPER ticklish. Tickle me and I will end up hitting and/or kicking you.

4. I wore one pair of boots from Anthropologie all throughout high school. They have been repaired four different times because I wore holes into the soles over and over again.They now live on a shelf in my room and only come out for VERY special occasions.

5. Green tea + milk puts me to sleep.

6. I am a greenbelt in karate. Watch out!

7. Night games are still one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Sardines!

8. I cannot spell to save my life. Honestly, it is really bad.

9. I have only attempted to die my hair myself one time in my life. That was also the only time I have ever had orange hair. Oops.

10. I have been through some beautiful and some not so beautiful moments in my life. I am an open book. I want to be that person people can turn to. Talk to me about anything and I will give you the best advice I can.

There it looks like we are now close friends!

Much Love,

Courtney”

Thanks for stopping by and we hoped you all enjoyed meeting another person behind the packs here at Duluth Pack. Wishing you all a wonderful day ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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GET OUTDOORS

March 21, 2016
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One of our favorite phrases to live by and repeat to you all over social media is, “Unplug from the indoors and recharge in the outdoors.” That’s exact what this post is about today. It’s about disconnecting from the constant distractions of technology and pushing your limits in your natural habitat of nature

Nature is all around us, as difficult as it might be to see sometimes. Get out of your chair, away from your screen and really look around you. The blue sky above, the beaming sun beating down on your neck while you walk, the dandelions and foliage growing in between the sidewalk blocks and the call from a bird overhead. In this concrete jungle we call home, sometimes we bypass the obvious. It’s apparent and inevitable. The tall oak trees become city skylines, the moon’s bright appearance is overshadowed by street lights and the sounds of sirens whistle by rather than the wind. Thats demand of populations growing, forests shrinking and cities booming. It’s reality.

We are so distracted by many obstacles every day that sometimes we feel like we don’t have time for just ourselves, even for just a moment. There is constant commotion, demands and hustle and bustle lifestyles (which are wonderful, don’t get us wrong) but sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses – seriously . We has a whole species need to take a deep breathe of fresh Mother Earth air, listen to the songs from the chickadees, really feel the textured sand grains between our toes, scream at the top of our lungs while reaching a summit and realize, nature is what we need . It’s what we need to be as living, breathing, beautiful human beings.

The excitement of ‘bright lights big city’ is there and we can all feel at some point in our lives, but then we want to become centered again. That centered place is where we get peace in our minds and gratitude in ours hearts. One may prefer a walk in the woods, sitting around a campfire, or hanging out at the beach. Either way, nature is the full focus, whether you realize it or not.

Maybe we feel we can never really escape the modern day commitments, but you can in many different circumstances. Go to the local farmer’s market and purchase flowers. Water them, feed them, have the sun shine it’s rays on their petals and appreciate the delightful scent they bring. If it’s raining, don’t pity, feel the water drench your palms and wash away your worries. Focus on recycling your products rather than just tossing. Remember, “What goes around comes around” and in this case, recycling materials are exactly what we want back. Realize the simple things mean the most to us and affect how we feel, what we do, what we eat and what we surround ourselves with.

Nature is one of us, it’s in our core, in our soul and surrounds us daily. It’s a sanctuary, an escape and the secret to appreciating beauty in everything. What is your re-charge moment?

Photo by our friend, Annie Persson.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack